ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology

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Social Science for everyone

All registered UTM undergraduate students are eligible to enrol in ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Even if you do not have a background in social sciences, the material covered in ANT102H5 can complement nearly anything else that you choose to study at UTM. Our Anthropology Arts programs can be combined with many other programs as part of a double major for an Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) degree at UTM.

ANT102H5 may be of particular interest to students who are interested in disciplines such as sociology, criminology, professional writing, human resources, or communications.

Discover the importance of culture and language in societies

ANT102H5 Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology offers an in-depth introduction to core concepts, categories, and practices of sociocultural and linguistic anthropology – the study of people as social and cultural beings, and of how people order their lives and give meaning to their experiences. The material covered will explore questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be human?
  • What do we share with others, and how are we different from them?

"I took the two first-year courses, ANT101 and ANT102. If you want a huge overview, take those two courses. They are fantastic courses." - Quote from undergraduate student doing a double major in Anthropology and Psychology

Course highlights

  • Explore the concept of culture in anthropology.
  • Explore the importance of language to identity and social relations.
  • Study the relations, meanings, practices, and values that explain why we do what we do.
  • Develop anthropologically-oriented critical thinking skills.
  • Observe and write analytically about aspects of culture.


Please note: the information published in the UTM Academic Calendar takes precedence over information published elsewhere.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites; all registered UTM undergraduate students are eligible to enrol in ANT102H5. 

Required for progams: ANT102H5 is a required course for all UTM Anthropology programs (Specialist, Major, and Minor).

View the course description in the UTM Academic Calendar

When is this course offered?

ANT102H5 is usually offered in the Fall and Summer terms. Check the U of T Timetable Builder for offerings.

How to enrol

How to enrol in first year anthropology courses

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